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Friday, July 29, 2016

Northern Transcon Day 13 - Sheridan to Gillette WY

Today's route was mostly rolling hills with some stiff headwinds in the morning.  We have left the Rocky Mountains behind but face the Black Hills and Mt. Rushmore in South Dakota in a couple of days.  Weather continues to be sunny with hot temperatures in the afternoon (90F +), necessitating an extra rest stop with some ice.

The northeast section of Wyoming is largely open range.  Traffic, once out of town, is usually light.

There haven't been any major mechanical issues so far - I personally haven't had any, but other riders have suffered a broken rear derailleur, inoperable shifter, and bad crank bearing.  PAC Tour carries a lot of parts and even some spare bikes and wheels.  If they don't have what you need, parts can be shipped to the next overnight.  I don't know of anyone who had to ride in a van because of a mechanical issue.

We had a little sprinkling of rain the last five or six miles today, but the storm cloud quickly moved off.

Tomorrow we ride 116 miles and enter South Dakota.

1 comment:

  1. Bob,
    Looks like you are having a great trip. Love all the pictures!